President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held consultations with the leadership of the National Bank of Ukraine and financial market participants on the candidacy of the new NBU governor.
In particular, the President met with the deputy governors of the National Bank, the heads of public and private banks, as well as the leadership of banking organizations and institutions.
The meetings were attended by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, his Deputy Yulia Kovaliv, Minister of Finance Serhiy Marchenko, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev.
During the negotiations, the parties discussed in detail the situation in the state's financial sector and the possible impact of Yakiv Smolii's letter of resignation from the post of NBU governor on the banking market.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy reiterated commitment to the principle of central bank’s independence and the need to preserve its institutional capacity.
"An independent National Bank is a guarantee of macroeconomic stability of the state and the welfare of Ukrainians. Therefore, as President, I will protect the independence of the NBU under any leadership as a basis for financial and macroeconomic stability of our state," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The parties also discussed possible candidacies for the post of the new governor of the NBU.